Public Nomination Process Now Closed For 2013 Poker Hall of Fame Induction ClassPublished on August 15th, 2013 5:20 pm EST
The public nomination process for the 2013 Poker Hall of Fame induction class has now closed.
Up until today, members of the public were able to submit names for consideration for the 2013 Poker Hall of Fame induction class. Online submissions for this part of the process are now closed.
Next up, the Nominating Committee will review all of the names that were submitted and come up with a final list. They will also determine whether or not any worthy names were omitted by the public.
This final list will be revealed in September, roughly two months before the 2013 Poker Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place. This list will be circulated to the official Hall of Fame voters, which includes all of the living members of the Poker Hall of Fame, and "select" members of the media. The current Hall of Fame members and select members of the media will then be asked to rank the nominees in order of preference.
Once the votes have been cast, the two finalists that receive the most votes (as long as they are a majority) will be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place in November.
Here are the "main" criteria for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame:
-A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
-Played for high stakes
-Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
-Stood the test of time
-Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Current members of the Poker Hall of Fame include Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. The most recent inductees were Eric Drache and Brian "Sailor" Roberts.
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